Kenwood Residence

  • ArchitectJan Fillinger
  • Completion Date1997
  • ContractorDavid Adams
  • Cost$700,000 (sitework not included)
  • LocationKenwood Sonoma County, CA
  • Size4,100 SF

New residence inspired by traditional Mediterranean, Craftsman, Spanish Mission, and southwester adobe architecture. Interior surfaces include hand plastered walls, recycled rustic cedar beams, clay tile roofing, and “Mexican” pavers. This house is built using components that promote environmental sustainability, non toxic indoor air quality and energy efficiency. Without the aid of air conditioning the house is protected from the summer heat through a combination of deciduous vegetation (surrounding mature oak trees), fully insulated 1 ft. thick walls, high efficiency glazing, generous rood overhangs, a large covered veranda, and a whole house fan system that draws cool night time air over the tile floors. Heating is by a high efficiency radiant hot water system embedded in the concrete slab floors.